Monthly Archives: December 2010

The front pages reviewed at midnight: Friday 17 December 2010

Not a vintage night, I am sorry to say. The Telegraph and the Indy battle it out to warn us about the coming snow danger, while the Times reports on a rather dull appointment. The Guardian has a arare foreign front page lead, so that is some consolation.

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When will the first paper go online only?

I have thinking that I wanted to make this whole blog lark a bit more interactive so I thought I would ask you guys a question for a change. I have set up a quick poll about the future of newspapers with the single question – “When will the first national paper go online only?” – by this I am thinking of the big London-based dailies really.

Would love to get your feedback. I can’t quite work out how to embed the thing in my blog (tips please) so have a click through below…

When will the first national newspaper go online only?

The front pages reviewed at midnight: Thursday 16 December 2010

The Indy highlights the tragedy on Christmas Ireland while the Mail tell us Christmas is cancelled and The Telegraph wishes Chris Huhne doesn’t even get a Christmas. Continue reading

The front pages reviewed at midnight: Wednesday 15 December 2010

Is anyone else a little bored by the whole Julian Assange trial stuff? The guy is just the face of an organisation, not the organisation itself; if you shot Ronald McDonald a 16 year old would still flip your burgers. Well the Guardian aren’t bored yet as they lead with him. The Telegraph has a fascinating piece about savings levels, the Mail has an evocative if slightly tasteless piece about the Swedish suicide bomber and the Indy gets its first scoop for a few weeks.

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Twitter takes over the courts…

Today, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind, the judge in the Julian Assange case has said that journalists can tweet throughout the trial providing “it’s quiet and doesn’t disturb anything.” This case really is landmark in the future of journalism.

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The EU, the SNP and student fees – why is the Mail not having a field day?

Guest Blog by Alex Rowley
Reaction to the tuition fees debate has been in the papers a lot recently. The UK government voted in favour of raising the fees to a minimum of £6,000 and maximum of £9,000 in exceptional cases. In Wales it was confirmed that these rises would not be taking place, in Scotland it is under review but still free and Northern Ireland may follow the Welsh lead of keeping fees the same for those resident there.

The EU has not been in the news recently but to jog your memory, institutions must charge EU students the same as local students. So while those from Gretna are charged the same as those from Guttenberg for attending the University of Aberdeen, those from Berwick-upon-Tweed are not.

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A quick apology.

There will be no front pages review tonight I as have a severe case of man flu and looking at a screen hurts my head. Hopefully by tomorrow I will be feeling better and will be able to do it then.

Sorry guys